On Saturday 20th Of June at Wellington Girls College, the Wellington region gathered for their annual Professional Development Day.
The first session was presented by Tim Parkin, a Massey University lecturer of Design. Tim talked about the work that has emerged from their senior design student's exploration regarding the topic 'Exploring the library of the future". The insights we learnt suggest the library has immense relevance within the 21st century and an exciting future beyond its role as a repository.
The second session was presented by Karen Clarke - Library Manager St. Patrick's college and Clare Forrest - Library Manager at Raroa Intermediate. They presented on using Google apps in your library. The full range of apps was explored and shown to the attendees.
The final session of the day was presented by Colleen Shipley Library Manager of Marlborough Girls College. Colleen talked about the Marlborough Inquiry that she put together between two high schools, an intermediate and a primary school in Blenheim. The aim was to collaboratively develop a research/inquiry process so that students have common understanding of the key stages, languages used and skills required for successful research as they transition from primary to intermediate to secondary school.
A great stimulating, informative and collegial morning was had by all with wonderful food to help us through the day.
Wellington NE Rep
Wellington Region Chair